Wedding inspiration: Say 'I do' against a stunning backdrop before taking off in a hot air balloon
Location, location, location
Destination weddings are never easy. From sorting out accomodation through to picking out wedding favours, there are a million things to plan for. Short of morphing into a bridezilla, you'll do best to lock down a spectacular setting so that your guests will be too busy Instagramming to notice if anything has gone awry.
Here's where we turn to The Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, a luxury property set against 60 acres of lush greens. If you've always envisioned yourself walking down the aisle to a dramatic backdrop, you'll find it right here. You could opt for a European-style white wedding, but since the hotel is situated in Chiang Mai, a Lanna-inspired celebration steeped in ancient traditions befits the majesty of the land and its history.
The wedding package offered by the hotel includes flower arrangements, decor of the wedding ceremony area, a master of ceremony, a wedding gift for the couple, as well as a one-night stay in a Grand Deluxe Pool Villa. The kicker? The bride makes a grand entrance in a decorated horse carriage, no less. If you truly want to stretch the wow factor further, the hotel can arrange to swap the horse for an elephant and send you lovebirds off on a hot air balloon ride. Talk about getting hitched in style.
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